When the special interests who created and direct the agenda of the European Union disagree with member states, the true nature of this supranational enterprise becomes painfully apparent – one of dictatorial special interests pursing regional policy that benefits none of its individual member states. No example of this can be clearer than the dispute that has emerged over the construction of Russia’s South Stream natural gas pipeline set to run through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, and Italy.
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
July 10, 2014
ANALYSIS: US Inaction against Islamists Paves Way for Chaos in Iraq
NEW YORK, JULY 3 (RIA Novosti) – The United States is avoiding air strikes against an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq because it wants to see the Middle Eastern nation collapse into anarchy, it is a classic US strategy to regain influence in the country, experts told RIA Novosti.
The US has stalled on launching decisive raids on the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in a bid to make the country subservient to Washington’s economic interests, according to Webster Tarpley, author of Obama: The Postmodern Coup and other controversial titles.
“The US hasn’t lifted a finger. If it really considered this group a threat, it would have bombed ISIS bases in Syria or as soon as they crossed into Iraq. Columns of Toyota puck up trucks mounted with machine guns would have made easy targets,” Tarpley told RIA Novosti.
“Washington’s goal is an overthrow of Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki, who has ties with Iran; and the universal balkanization of humanity to make foreign nations compliant to the needs of Wall Street.”
Another expert, Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center, said that the lightening advance of ISIS across north and western Iraq is a classic US tactic to regain influence in the country by dividing ethnic groups.
“The formation of ISIS and its direct arming by Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti money is no accident, it is meant to divide Iraq, Syria and Lebanon,” said. “US policy has been to pit Sunni against Shia, Kurd against Arab, for the past 20 years.
“The US uses Saudi Arabia to arm the most reactionary groups in the region and, since the occupation of 2003, has used everything from sectarian militias to ID cards, checkpoints, allocations of ministries and parliamentary seats to place one group against another and create internal chaos in Iraq.”
The US has deployed helicopters and drones to Iraq and is gathering data on the Sunni group, which has declared a “caliphate” in the lands it has seized in Iraq and Syria. Russia has supplied aircraft and Iran is understood to have done the same.
On Thursday, local media reported that Saudi Arabia had deployed 30,000 troops along its 900km border with Iraq after Iraqi forces withdrew. Iraq’s beleaguered Shia Prime Minster, Nouri Maliki, has struggled to repel ISIS forces, which control swathes of Iraqi territory. Sunni Iraqis, dissatisfied with the Shiite government, have joined the militants.
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